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Allgemeine- Visor Cap (NCO/Enlisted)
Unity Mitford and her sister Diana happily pose with soldiers who are wearing SS visor caps
The Führer inspecting his truest SS-LAH guards
Allgemeine- Visor Cap (NCO/Enlisted) (Item SS 37-8)
DESCRIPTION: This is an item so rare today that this can easily be called a literal treasure. It is 100-percent original as to both cap and insignia and it has been all of 15 years since we had another. They are truly almost beyond rare. They are virtually impossible to find in any condition and this one is in extra-fine shape. Speaking of shape, this cap has the beautiful high peak that stands up as if to salute! This shape is very seldom encountered when rarely one shows up in any collection in the U.S or Europe. Fifteen years ago we had another nice one that can be seen at SS 14-2. It was also wonderful, but had the standard peak; not the “jaunty” high-standing style as this one we offer definitely has. The SS cap’s either officer or enlisted are the greatest pieces of issued clothing of the Third Reich era and atypical of the time. Along with the chain-link 1936 dagger they are certainly the most sought-after items to the collector lucky enough to encounter one of them and here, my collector friend, is your golden opportunity.
This one features the original early Allgemeine “Totenkopf” and SS-style eagle insignia; white, piped crown, and cap band. White (Waffenfarb) is standard for the Allgemeine- Schirmutze. The upper body is made of ribbed tricot wool and upper body and piping are free of mothing and any distractions. The ribbed, black-wool cap band is likewise in excellent condition. The black leather chinstrap is secured to the cap band with two black and enameled buttons. All the Vulcan-fiber parts are in excellent condition to include the visor. The hat as we have pointed out is beautifully endowed with an excellent “saddle”- formed peak. The interior displays the required gold runes with foil stamp. Size “57” is stamped underneath the sweatband as well as the letters “HB 1940” beneath the worn leather sweatband inside the hard-plastic diamond inner slipcover that covers the SS runes. Here is also found is a small handwritten slip of paper bearing the name of the former owner: “Mann J. Horstonn,” or as good as I can make it out to be. It also contains his SS post where he was serving. So here is (and if I can risk being repetitive) possibly the greatest treasure for the SS or Third Reich collector. The price, comparable to other Third Reich caps, is most likely at first deemed expensive, but when the desirability and the rarity is considered the value is absolutely more than matches the price.
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